Sea Kayak Hire

At Explore Highland we are able to offer sea kayak hire for your next Scottish paddling adventure. We offer the latest sea kayaks that are great for sheltered water touring or full on Scottish West Coast expeditions. By providing only the best equipment and support, you can be sure that your sea kayak hire equipment will really make your Scottish paddling adventure holiday that extra bit special.

When out paddling under the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, you must take responsibility for your own actions on and off the water. We can help by providing you with our local knowledge, responsible access and safety information before you head off on your adventure.

As a responsible company, sea kayak hire is only available to those with paddling and safety experience in the craft and intended environments. For those who have no experience or looking at venturing into unknown waters, a professional guiding service is available.

Alternatively Donald can offer a skills/safety training workshop for those wishing to hire sea kayaks without any experience.

Sea Kayak Hire Terms & Conditions

  1. Sea kayak hire is offered on the basis that hirers are appropriately experienced and qualified in the craft being hired, including safety & rescue in environment being used. NO instruction or safety cover is included.
  2. Buoyancy aids are included with all canoe & kayak hire. These ARE required to be worn when on or around the water.
  3. £100 refundable security deposit paid by credit/debit card required per craft at the time of collection.
  4. Minimum of 7 days notice required for all hires. Please see the online diary for Donald’s availability as longer may be required during peak season as frequently away guided multiday adventure holidays with little to no signal.
  5. Drop off/collection service is also available when booked at same time as your hire.
  6. Local information offered during hire/shuttle process.

For those with limited to no sea kayaking paddling experience, Donald run’s regular half day and full day trips plus offers bespoke guided adventure holidays which include coaching, guidance, transport and safety cover.

What are the 2018 sea kayak hire costs?

Explore Highland sea kayak hire charge are

  • Half day – NOT AVAILABLE. Please join one of the planned half-day guided trips
  • One day – NOT AVAILABLE. Please enquire about a private guided day trip which includes transport, equipment hire & guiding
  • Two days – £70 Only available when hiring four or more boats for two day period
  • Three days – £100
  • Four days – £130
  • Five days – £150
  • Six days – £175

For longer hires, please add £25 per day.

Download the latest 2018 Canoe, Kayak & SUP Hire Pricelist

What’s included with our sea kayak hire?

Explore Highland include the following kit FREE OF CHARGE with all sea kayak hires:

  • Lendal 215cm split paddle
  • Peak UK Buoyancy aid
  • Peak UK Neoprene spray deck
  • 1x Peak UK 15m towline per group
  • 1x Bilge pump per group
  • 1x Spare two piece split paddle per group
  • Folding kayak portage trolleys and straps for Great Glen Canoe Trail use

What extras can I hire?

We can also offer the following additional chargeable items:

  • Wetsuit(s)
  • Pair of 3m strap set
  • Inflatable paddle floats
  • See also Equipment Hire page for additional paddling, cooking and camping hire items

Local guide/coach and shuttle service also available.

Scottish Sea Kayaking

Book your sea kayak hire now!

Your Name (required field)

Email Address (required field)

UK Contact Number (Early evening is normal contact time)

Number of sea kayaks required (required field)

Are you collecting the sea kayak(s) from Explore Highland Office, Inverness

Where would you like the kayak(s) drop off?

Date/Time you required the kayak(s) (required field)

Are you returning the kayak(s) to Explore Highland Office, Inverness

Where do you need the kayak(s) collected from?

Date/Time you required the kayak(s ) collected (required field)

Additional sea kayak equipment required (including paddles, spray decks & buoyancy aids) can be arranged when booking is confirmed.

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